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7 Reasons the Munich Airport Christmas Market Sleighs Them All

It seems like all anyone can talk about this time of year is the German Christmas market scene. And yes, that’s what I’m about to do, too. German Christmas markets are seemingly everywhere – more popular now than ugly sweater parties and elves on shelves. But, like, where do you...
7 Things You Need to Know About Krampus, Germany's Christmas Demon

7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KRAMPUS

Let’s get right to it: Krampus is a Christmas demon. What? You don’t have hellish yuletide demons where you live? Then you must not live in Austria or any other German-speaking Alpine regions. The holidays are more than just Christmas markets here, people! The rest of the world’s...

5 Libations Thirsty Travelers Need to Drink in Prague

So you’ve booked Thirsty Swagman’s Beer or Bust tour, and have studiously researched what to expect at Oktoberfest. You know what the Stuttgart Beer Festival has in store for you, and you have a handle on the scene in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. But what do you...
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Insane Beer Carrying Record: 5 Things to Know

Well, the first thing you should know about the current beer carrying record = you’ll never get close enough to touch it. I mean, after years of Oktoberfest-ing, I’m just now (barely) able to drink my litre with the use of a single hand. *pauses for applause* What is it we’re...
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28 Hilarious German Words to Learn Before Oktoberfest

So much about German culture makes perfect sense: drinking one massive beer instead of four regular-sized ones, eating one massive pretzel instead of four regular-size ones, and aprons as fashion statements (I mean, duh). But some things aren’t so straightforward and take a wee...
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Bavarian Beer Sales Rule All… Again

This week, in a piece of news that should come to the surprise of no one, the state statistics office announced that of all the German states, Bavarian beer sales top the list… again. Shocking, right!? Okay, maybe not so much, but still worth celebrating, no? And with a beer,...
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Party On at These 5 Essential Reeperbahn Bars in Hamburg

Trust us: Hamburg’s nightlife scene is the stuff of legends. And nowhere is this more apparent than in the Reeperbahn, a street and entertainment district in the St. Pauli quarter of Germany’s second-largest city. Yes, it’s the city’s major red-light...

Munich Breweries: 6 Little Paragraphs On 6 Big Brewers

Of all the words that can be used to describe Oktoberfest—jolly, epic, fremdschämen—one that you don’t hear used that often is “strict”. Unless, of course, you’re talking about the beer and/or the big six Munich breweries in which, whoa, you better mind your p’s and q’s. That’s...

7 Awesome German Christmas Markets You Can’t Miss

When I lived in Germany, being away from home for the holidays seemed like an awful idea. There was no way I was going to shell out thousands of dollars to fly back to Canada so I had to get used to the idea of spending my first Christmas in a foreign country–and hours...